Finlandia Sahti - Finlandia Sahti Ky

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: n/a
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Sahti |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5
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3.25/5  rDev n/a

On tap at St.Urho's Pub in Helsinki. Cask ale here as well, can't believe it! And an old picture on the wall of Michael Jackson in the pub.

A: A brown copper colour. Hard to tell in the dimmed light. Absolutely no head.

T: That rice cake quality you get with sake and an intense confectionary flavour, like rhubarb & custard boiled sweets or strawberry chews. Very medicinal indeed. Very sweet and sticky but almost no carbonation whatsoever. Slightly bitter paracetomol in the aftertaste. Has a hair oil flavour, like you get in cheap wine sometimes.

O: Some interesting flavours but it could be described as tasting like a cheap version of a JW Lees barley wine, and if it were to be judged as barley wine it would fare very badly. Not bad but not something I'd have again. Especially for 8 stinking Euros.

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3.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy nut brown with no visible head

S-Ethylene, over-ripe fruit, bananas, lemon, citrus

T-Like nothing else, sweet bananas, a little bit clovey and phenolic, slight woody finish

M-A bit sweet with a taste that lingers, despite the strength it is pretty highly attenuated

O-Really unique beer, the juniper is very subtle, it tastes really fruity and the banana flavor is really at the fore-front. Could use more juniper for balance.

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3.86/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

75 cl. clear PET bottle – wonderful – sampled at RBESG 2013.

Exited to finally try a Sahti. Bottle should have been reasonably fresh which is good because I hear that this style does not keep.

Appearance: Murky amber with almost no head.

Smell: Sweet malts, sugar, caramel, brown honey and some toffee.

Taste: Heavy sweetness, brown sugar, candy sugar, sweet caramel, fruits, sweet spices, quite sweet.

Body: Slightly sticky malts & honey body.

Overall: Really surprised how sweet this was, I didn’t expect Sahti to be sweet. Quite liked it, nice to try finally a Sahti.

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3.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm so grateful; my collegue bought me this bottle on her trip to her native Finland!

A: Pour is murky brown with absolutely no haed.

S: Funk and smoke. Rich in berries, mainly red forest berries. The yeast is very rich, like that yeast smell you'll get in a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Smells like forest!

T: Very fruity and yeasty - not very far from a Saison, at least in the yeast and fruit department. Sweet and slightlyt smoked; caramell malt. Cloves.

M: Full bodied with no carbonation. Very smooth. Aftertaste is long and holds a fruity sweetness.

O: Very interesting; complex but still stale. This is probably a style that you love or hate. If you have the opportunity to sample a Sahti - this one would be a nice choice.

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3.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was poured in the back of the bar from a big jug. Not sure if it's poured via tap into that or what but I have to assume it's cask until this can be verified. Had at St. Urho's Pub in Helsinki. From notes.

A - Poured like a cider or lambic in the sense that there is no head but a few buttles at the side. Sort of a maroon colour and hazy with no visible carbonation. Not sure if this how it's supposed to be looking like that but it's boring to say the least. I have to give it a low grade since it just looks like juice.

S - Woah. This is new. Some sort of a berry is there. Slightly medicinal, quite fruity like a blueberry and rich deep berries alongside. A little booze and cadi sugar. Very aromomatic. Never smelled anything like it. Very deep and complex.

T - Like twigs and berries in a pot. Fruity with that blueberry again. Medicinal, vegetal, earthy. Far too medicinal for me but neat. Not as much flavour as expected from aroma but not bad. Became a little harsh toward the end.

M - Very dry finish. No carbonation and medium to full bodied. I need carbonation to be there.

O/D - Tough call for sure. I like this beer a bit but it would have to grow on me. Very different, interesting and complex but hard to finish. Aromatic as hell, and something like I've never had before, but that doesn't make it good.

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Finlandia Sahti from Finlandia Sahti Ky
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